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Modifying a Home for Fall Prevention

In the next 17 seconds, an older adult will be treated in a hospital emergency department for injuries related to a fall. In the next 30 minutes, an older adult will die from injuries sustained in a fall (CDC). With 60 percent of falls occurring in the home, it is important to consider simple home modifications to help prevent a fall and make a senior feel safer. Alliance Home Health Care, LLC provides free home safety evaluations and will suggest simple home modifications for fall prevention. We can then coordinate implementing those alterations and further help reduce fall risks by providing reliable, attentive, and dependable care in the Albuquerque area.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Tips for Preventing Falls

Web Resources:

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Facts About Falls in Older Adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide an overview of the statistics including outcomes, who is at risk and how to prevent falls.

Importance of Comprehensive Fall Evaluation in Older Adults
Geriatrics magazine discusses the different type of evaluations that should take place to determine if a fall risk is present.

Simple Home Modifications
Danny Lipford of the television show “Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford” shows a number of home solutions for safer aging in place.

How to Get Up If You Fall
This short video demonstrates the safest way for a senior to get back up after a fall.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) FAQs
A PERS provides an emergency assistance contact at your fingertips in case of a fall. Caregiver.com gives a detailed overview of personal emergency response systems and answers the most common questions about this technology.

Home Health & Hospice Care

  • Alliance Home Health Care understands the difficulties associated with in-home care. Our nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, medical social workers, dietitians, and home health aides work closely with a patient’s physician to establish a proper treatment plan.
  • Our hospice care services are designed to help our patients live each day to the fullest extent possible in your home—and to provide comfort and support to their families as well. Patients receive visits as needed, and the hospice team is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for support and care, as needed.
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